Eventually one of these iPhone 5 rumors will have to pan out, so let’s keep throwing them at the wall: Industry sources say that Apple was originally planning to add LTE 4G capabilities to this year’s iPhone, but chose to delay including the technology until next year, Digitimes reports.
Verizon Wireless subscribers on the carrier’s super fast LTE 4G network are now paying the price for being early adopters, as many users have been reporting sporadic 4G outages across the country.
Verizon Wireless hasn’t seen too much trouble with its 4G LTE deployment, according to the company’s VP of network operations Nicola Palmer.
The newest entry in Verizon’s super-fast LTE 4G smartphone crew is Samsung’s Droid Charge, which will be landing at the carrier on April 28 for a hefty $300 with a two-year contract.
Israel’s Altair Semiconductor said Sunday it has raised $26 million to fund its development of super-fast wireless data chips for so-called LTE networks.
T-Mobile isn’t slowing down with network upgrades, even though it may be wedded to AT&T in a year.
Sprint may have been the first US carrier to deploy a 4G network, but it may be paying the price for being an early adopter of WiMax 4G technology.
Verizon’s first LTE 4G phone, the Android-powered HTC Thunderbolt, has managed to hold its own against Apple’s iPhone 4 at Verizon Wireless stores — even going so far as to outsell the iPhone in some locations — according to the research firm BTIG.
Verizon Wireless isn’t slowing down with its plan to cover America in glorious LTE 4G technology: the carrier announced today that it will bring LTE to 59 more markets, making for a grand total of “at least” 147 cities covered by the end of 2011.
Globecomm, a provider of communications technology and services, announced today that it’s upgrading its wireless hosted platform to allow operators to easily migrate to 4G LTE service.
In a call with investors this morning, AT&T executives gathered together to discuss what exactly yesterday’s announced T-Mobile acquisition means for the company. It’s also the first time we’ve heard specific details on short and long-term network improvements as a result of the deal.
It’s been a long wait for the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s first LTE 4G smartphone. After a delay of almost a month, Verizon has finally made the phone available today for $250 with a two-year contract.
There’s trouble brewing over at Clearwire, the 4G network company in which Sprint holds a non-controlling majority stake. Chief executive Bill Morrow has resigned from his positions as CEO and executive board director, citing the usual “personal reasons,” the company announced today.
Verizon Wireless has finally answered the question of how voice calls will be handled for its 4G LTE network. The carrier is planning a new service, tentatively dubbed VoLTE (voice over LTE), that will handle high quality voice and video calls over 4G, CNN reports.
Sure, Samsung is now the king of Android phone manufacturers, but that doesn’t mean it plans to rest on the success of its current Galaxy S line of Android phones.
Verizon Wireless and Apple finally launched their iPhone for the Verizon network today, but a lot of folks were disappointed to hear it was a code division multiple access (CDMA) phone and not a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) phone, which has faster data speeds.
AT&T finally spilled the beans on the plans for its next-generation network at its Developer Summit today, an event held in conjunction with the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company says that it expects to launch its 4G network using LTE technology by the middle of the year; it just completed the deployment of its slightly-faster HSPA+ network (which AT&T also considers “4G”).
It looks like we won’t have to wait until next week’s Consumer Electronics Show to check out Verizon’s first 4G phone. HTC’s Thunderbolt Android smartphone was just outed tonight by the Android blog Droid Life.
The first wave of smartphones for Verizon’s LTE 4G network will include entries from HTC, Motorola and Samsung, judging from the rash of early hardware photos hitting gadget sites over the past few days.
After shutting down its ailing FLO TV wireless video service in October, Qualcomm announced today that it will be selling the service’s precious 700 megahertz wireless spectrum to AT&T for around $1.9 billion to bolster its 4G network.
Nortel, a telecommunications giant that controls some major patents on the next generation of wireless technology, is auctioning off the remainder of its patents to suitors like Research in Motion, Apple and Microsoft, according to a report from Reuters.
Verizon’s 4G LTE wireless network will launch this Sunday, December 5, in 38 markets (serving 110 million people), the company revealed in a conference call today. Launch markets include major cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Verizon is considering charging users based on the speed of their wireless data connection as well as the amount of data they consume every month, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Following the news of Sprint’s 4G network deployment in New York, T-Mobile is now boasting that it has the largest 4G network in America with 75 metropolitan areas covered.
Broadband chip maker Broadcom announced today that it has acquired Beceem Communications, a company that has developed technology to support multiple 4G networks, for approximately $316 million.
Here’s the problem with bringing the iPhone to Verizon’s network: Apple’s much-advertised ability to browse the web, and use other apps, while on a phone call is technically impossible with Verizon’s CDMA network.
A glimpse at Verizon Wireless’s product roadmap reveals “Stingray” as a potential name for Motorola’s 10-inch tablet, some new devices, as well as the fact that the carrier doesn’t want the BlackBerry Storm 3, according to sources who tipped off Engadget.
Motorola announced today that it would be selling its wireless equipment division — which supplies wireless infrastructure to cellular carriers like Verizon and Sprint Nextel – to Nokia Siemens for $1.2 billion.
With Sprint steadily increasing the presence of its 4G network across the U.S., thanks to its partnership with Clearwire, other mobile carriers will have to settle on their 4G plans soon. Thus far, we’ve been hearing that AT&T, T-Mobile (its HSPA+ 3G network doesn’t count), and Verizon won’t have anything to show until 2011.
T-Mobile announced today that it’s launched its HSPA+ network — which offers faster speeds than typical 3G networks — in 25 cities across America. HSPA+ is an advanced 3G network that the company is pitting against 4G rival cellular networks from Verizon and Sprint.
We’re going to be hearing a lot about next-generation (4G) cellular networks in the U.S. over the next few years, even though it seems like we’ve only just begun widespread adoption of 3G technology. Verizon started rolling out its 3G network back in 2002 — well before the iPhone 3G and the recent wave of smartphones. Now many cellular providers are figuring out their plans for 4G, with hopes to start rolling out the technology within a couple years.